3024.0 Community Health Workers, Integral Members of the Health Care and Social Service Delivery Team

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
In this session, participants will learn about four effective models in which CHWs are addressing the health needs of underserved populations. You will discover the benefit they bring to the clinical team and the value they will bring to your programs.
Session Objectives: 1. Learn how CHWs working with other health professionals are effective in reaching the underserved communities. 2. Recognize the value CHWs bring in the health care and social services arena. 3. Learn how a CHW can benefit your program.

8:50 AM
Patient Navigators' Integration into Heatlhcare Team: An Educational Model
Joanne L. Calista, MS, LICSW, Heather Nelson, PhD, MPH, Tatyana Gorodetsky, MEd, Heidi Holland, MEd, Mary Lou Woodford, MBA, BSN, CCM, Phillip Wood, MD, Linda Cragin, MS and Roberta Rachel Lima
9:10 AM
“Blaze the Path:” Creating an Integrated Chronic Disease Management Team Utilizing Community Health Workers
Ruth Karacek, RN, MPH, CCM, Sidney Liang, Gail Hirsch, MEd and Dorcas Grigg-Saito

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Organized by: Community Health Workers SPIG
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Socialist Caucus